|Birth: ||Oct., 1761|
|Death: ||Sep. 21, 1855|
Rebecca Smith's parentage is unconfirmed as yet, but we do know she was born October 1761/62 in Massachusetts, and married on 12 Sep 1787 to Timothy Cooley (Sr.) in Chester, Hampden, MA USA.
Timothy & Rebecca (Smith) Cooley had four children:
*CHESTER COOLEY, Sr. (b. 28 Mar 1790, Berkshire Co. or Chester, Hampden Co., MA USA; d. 24 Dec 1857, Cheshire, Allegan, MI) m. AZUBAH JOHNSON.
*MARGARET COOLEY (b. 21 Apr 1788, Hampden Co., MA)
*SARAH COOLEY (b. 29 Dec 1792, Chester, Hampden Co., MA)
*TIMOTHY COOLEY, Jr. (b. 1797, Hampden Co., MA) m. SALLY --
1787 12 Sep: Age: 25, Marriage to Timothy Cooley, Chester, Hampden, MA USA. SOURCE(s): 1) Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 2) Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910 Stories (2)
1790 US CENSUS: Age: 29 Residence, Chester, Hampden (Hampshire), MA USA
1800 US CENSUS: Age: 39 Residence, Chester, Hampshire, MA USA
1810 US CENSUS: Age: 49 Residence, Springfield, Hampshire, MA USA
1817 26 Jan DEATH of husband Timothy: Age: 55, Springfield, Hampden, MA USA. SOURCE: Massachusetts, Town Vital Collections, 1620-1988
Because only head-of-household names are used in US Census records until 1850, the whereabouts of Rebecca from the time of husband Timothy's 1817 death in Springfield until the 1850 US Census is uncertain; she likely went to live with son Timothy (Jr.), as she appears with him in 1850, or any one of her other children from 1817-1850.
1850 US Census: Age 89 Residence, Eaton, Lorain, OH USA with son Timothy and his family.
Bio created 06.06.2012 by Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 6th great-granddaughter.
Timothy Cooley (1763 - 1817)*
Chester Cooley (1790 - 1857)*
Butternut Ridge Cemetery
Maintained by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Originally Created by: KeepsakeQuilter
Record added: Aug 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74702863
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Rebecca Cooley is buried in Section 2 and shares a headstone with Timothy, Sally, Charlotte & Elizabeth Cooley. Weather has been unkind to her inscription.|
Added: Jun. 8, 2012